I like walking and I like rewards so when I came across this switch to health website and checked out their colorful pedometers I was instantly hooked. How cool is that, you get fit by walking and then you get rewarded for every step youÂ take on the road to fitness and good health.
I wish I had thought of that. Get your kids on boardÂ or get a little friendly competition going with your best friend forÂ extra motivation.
Just in time to get youÂ started with your New Year's fitness and health resolutions:)
Here is how it works,
go to www.S2HSTEP.com
order one of their colorful pedometers
recommended by the Shape Magazine, Dr. Oz (love that name),Â evenÂ Oprah's trainerÂ Â
nowÂ start walking!
You clip it on your belt and every ten thousand steps you get a reward code, enter on their website and that's it.
Your kids will love earning pointsÂ towards a Nintendo or X-Box 360 and there's plenty other goodies to choose from. Looks like it should take around eight months to earn enough points for the X-Box, but their rewards keep changing and I'd rather use mine on something likeÂ amazon or Target.
No, it's not free, the pedometer is $24.95 plus S&H, butÂ I like walking and IÂ like getting rewarded and besides if I lay out a little cash, that's a motivator for meÂ too.
I know I wouldn't keep up a gym or health club membership anyway, this I can do effortlessly. Best of all I can combine it with my photo walks. My photography club has something going on all the time and I've been wanting to get out and take pictures - which has the extra benefit of havingÂ new pics to post here on www.gather.com and get paid there too:)
They also haveÂ REPLAY wristbands - for every 60 minutes of exercise, you get a reward code.
S2H stands for switch to health. You can only upload one code a day. They are working on a premier membership up from their current standard only.Â
I also like that they are getting a lot of attention in the press and on TV, because that means they will be around in eight months when I'm going for that X-Box or whatever.
Images from their website at www.S2HSTEP.com
Disclaimer: There was no compensation involved for writing this article, I just happened to stumble across the pedometer information in the January issue of Oprah and I think it's a fabulous idea.
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